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Today, I have six tips for using short reading passages at your school. We’ll look at a few ways you can incorporate short texts throughout the school day. I’ve also included some information on PebbleGo as well as examples of short texts from their platform.
Introducing students to informational text can start at any age. In addition to reading and exploring picture books and stories together, you can bring a wide range of nonfiction writing into your classroom. Today on the blog, I share a few ways you can increase informational text access in your district so students in every classroom can interact with this medium.
SEL instruction allows us all, teachers and students, to think about how we take care of ourselves and our emotions while also maintaining positive relationships with the people around us and developing skills for everyday life in the world.
I think the end of the year is the perfect time to try something new, to get students more involved and use our experiences to help plan for the next school year. These are also good ways to continue building relationships in our classrooms now.
How do you and your school district help students develop a love of reading and writing? If you’re looking for fun activities to promote literacy skills in your district, then you’ve come to the right place. You can try out activities in your classroom, school, or district to support literacy skill-building this school year.
School librarians work in a unique environment that requires constant adaptability. Whether adjusting to curriculum changes or new technology, librarians need a wide range of skills to be successful. Professional development helps keep skills fresh and helps you adapt to changes. Here are a few resources to help you explore professional development opportunities.
We celebrate National Poetry Month every year in April. This is a time to bring words to life through special experiences, projects, and celebrations with your students and school community. I love using art, writing, music, acting, and more to teach children about poetry and inspire them to be poets, too. I also love to think of ways to tie different subjects such as science, math, and history into Poetry Month and poetic opportunities throughout the year.
April is the perfect time to bring focus to creativity and writing! In April, there are several focus areas that highlight the importance of developing literacy skills and engaging in ongoing learning and creating.
As you walk into many school libraries, you will see multiple spaces set up engaging students in different types of independent and self-directed learning. These are called learning centers and are used within libraries and classrooms in a variety of ways. They can be used to teach skills, as enrichment, to explore, and as a place to cultivate individual interests.